Tuition increases 2021-22

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Tuition Rates 2021-22

Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year. Please read below for descriptions of recent and upcoming tuition increases.

Quebec Residents and Students from the rest of Canada:

The Quebec Government announced the rates for the academic year 2021-22. The Quebec basic tuition fee in 2021-2022 will be $90.84 per credit, which represents a 3.9% increase relative to 2020-21. For students from the rest of Canada, the fee charged is a combination of the Quebec rate and the out of province supplement which totals $283.52 per credit ($90.84 + $192.68).

Students in this category who are either doctoral candidates (PhD) or in Post-Graduate Medical Education are not subject to the out-of-province supplements, but will be subject to increases at the same rate as Quebec students.

International Undergraduate Students:

Tuition increases have been established for 2021-22. Click here for the link to the list of rates by program:PDF icon Deregulated Undergraduate Fees for 2021-22

Newly admitted

Newly admitted international undergraduate students enrolled in all undergraduate programs will be charged tuition fees at the rates established for 2021-22. In subsequent years, returning students in degree programs can expect that there will be a modest, annual increase comparable to the rate used by the Quebec government to increase tuition for Quebec residents as long as there is no break in enrolment of more than 1 term excluding the summer term or a transfer into a new degree program. Students deemed to have a break in enrolment will be charged the tuition rate in effect for newly admitted students in their term of readmission. See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information. Students in undergraduate certificate/diploma programs, whether newly admitted or returning, will be charged the fees of newly admitted students for that academic year.

Returning international students in Engineering, Management, Science, Law

International students admitted and registered in an undergraduate degree program prior to Fall 2019 in Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource Engineering), Bachelor of Software Engineering), Management (Bachelor of Commerce), Science, (Bachelor of Science), and Law (BCL/LLB, MBA/LLB) who were admitted to their degree from Fall 2012 to Winter 2019, were guaranteed a tuition rate for the duration of their program as long as there is no break in enrolment* or transfer of degree program.

Returning students who were admitted in Fall 2019/Winter 2020;can expect an increase of 3.0% for 2021-22. In subsequent years students can expect annual increases comparable to the rate used by the Quebec government to increase tuition for Quebec residents as long as there is no break in enrolment. See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information. 

Returning international students (Social Work, Agriculture and Environmental Science, Education, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and certain concurrent programs (BMus BEd, BSc BEd)

Tuition fees for this category of international students became deregulated as of 2019-20. Returning students can expect an increase of 3.0% for 2021-22. In subsequent years students can expect annual increases comparable to the rate used by the Quebec government to increase tuition for Quebec residents as long as there is no break in enrolment. See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information.  

Returning international students (BA and BARSCI)

Tuition fees for this category of international students became deregulated as of 2019-20. Returning students admitted prior to Fall 2020 can expect an increase of 3.0% for 2021-22. In subsequent years students can expect annual increases comparable to the rate used by the Quebec government to increase tuition for Quebec residents as long as there is no break in enrolment. See Deferred Admission, Degree Transfers, Break in Enrolment for further information.  

Returning students admitted as of Fall 2020 were guaranteed a tuition rate for the duration of their program as long as there is no break in enrolment* or transfer of degree program.

All Certificate and Diploma programs:

International students in undergraduate and graduate certificate/diploma programs, whether newly admitted or returning, will be charged the fees of newly admitted students in their Faculty or School’s programs, but are not guaranteed tuition rates and are subject to tuition increases in subsequent years.

Visiting and Special International Students:

Visiting and Special Students are charged the same tuition rates as newly admitted students in their Faculty or School’s programs, but are not guaranteed tuition rates and are subject to tuition increases in subsequent years.

International Students in Graduate level programs (2nd & 3rd cycle):

2nd cycle programs include Master’s, Graduate Certificate, Diploma, and Special and Visiting students taking graduate level courses. 3rd cycle refers to students in a doctoral program.

Students in Thesis Programs

Students in Thesis programs are charged on a flat rate basis equivalent to 15 credits per term (when status is full-time). The Quebec Government recently announced the rates for the academic year 2021-22. The Quebec basic tuition fee in 2021-2022 is $90.84 per credit ($1,362.60 per term, which represents a 3.9% increase relative to 2020-2021). For international students, the fee charged is a combination of the Quebec rate, the international supplement, and 10% international supplement. In Fall 2021, the supplements for international students in second cycle research programs total $531.22 per credit ($7,968.30 per term), and $467.51 per credit ($7,012.65 per term) for international students in third cycle programs.

Students applying for their study permit through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) can use the following document as the estimate of the tuition and fees for the first year : PDF icon Masters Thesis and PhD programs 2021-22

International Students in Non-research graduate programs, also including Post-Graduate Medical Education (Residency programs and Post-Residency fellowships), Post DMD/DDS Programs and Qualifying Master’s programs

Tuition fees for this category of international students became deregulated as of 2019-20. Click here for the link to the list of rates by program: PDF icon Deregulated Non Thesis Graduate Fees for 2021-22

Tuition Fee Exemptions:

Students who may qualify for exemption from Out of Province or International tuition supplements should review Tuition Fee exemptions.

Students in specialized self-funded programs:

Click here for the link to the list of rates by program: PDF icon Self-Funded programs 2021-23

Other considerations

Increases are based, in part, on comparisons with other universities of similar size, mission, and caliber to McGill, and, in part, on the annual increase in the cost of delivering high-quality programs. Updated tuition fee information is usually communicated via this web page early in the year.

The University is committed to allocating 30% of the net revenue derived from tuition increases to student aid, which applies to the increases outlined here.

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